The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2011 Programme Headlined by World's Leading Heads of State

By St Petersburg Economic Forum, PRNE
Sunday, April 17, 2011

ST PETERSBURG, April 18, 2011 - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain, Susilo
Bambang Yudhoyono
, President of Indonesia, and Tarja Halonen, President of
Finland, join Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, as
confirmed participants for SPIEF 2011.

Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Arkady
Dvorkovich said, "…Chinese President Hu Jintao has been invited as a guest
of honour and will make one of the main speeches after Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the plenary session."

The XVth St. Petersburg International Economic Forum convened
under the theme "Emerging Leadership for a New Era" will be held on 16-18th
June 2011
, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

This distinguished group of political leaders will be joined
by over 250 of the world's top CEOs. Over 5,000 of the world's political and
business leaders, as well as leading voices from academia, civil society and
media will discuss and deliberate on key issues facing Russia and the world.

This year the Forum will strive to broaden its representation
to cover key emerging markets, as well as introduce a number of technological
enhancements and new session formats to provide better interaction and
networking opportunities, and to improve the overall participant experience
for participants.

Updated information on the Forum programme can be found at:

Irina Sukhova, irina.sukhova at; Svetlana Smelik svetlana.smelik at, Tel.: +7(812)635-80-18

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